Contact Information:
Kathleen Pryer
Department of Biology
Duke University
Durham, NC 27707-0338
Telephone: 919-660-7380


Karla Sosa, Ph.D. student

Room 348 Biological Sciences

Department of Biology, Duke University
Box 90338. Durham NC 27708

Google Scholar Profile


Duke University, Department of Biology, Durham, NC        
     PhD Student in Biology (2015–present)                      
Columbia University, Columbia College, New York, NY                         
     Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Biology, Dean’s List (2009-2013)     
         Honors Thesis: Androecium Evolution in the Melastomeae (Melastomataceae). 
         Major Professor: Fabián A. Michelangeli. Co-Advisor: Matthew Palmer.


  • Goldenberg, R., F. Almeda, K. Sosa, R. C. Ribeiro & F. A. Michelangeli. 2015.  Rupestrea: A new Brazilian genus of Melastomataceae, with anomalous seeds and dry indehiscent fruits. Systematic Botany, 40(2): 561–571.
  • Michelangeli, F. A., W. Carmenate Reyes & K. Sosa. 2015. A revision of Meriania (Melastomataceae) in the Greater Antilles with emphasis on the status of the Cuban species. Brittonia, 67(2): 118–137
  • Michelangeli, F. A., C. Ulloa Ulloa & K. Sosa. 2014. Quipuanthus, a New Genus of Melastomataceae from the Foothills of the Andes in Ecuador and Peru. Systematic Botany, 39(2): 533–540
    • gametophytes!
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